In With the Old

Today I had the pleasure of attending the Fashion Group International of Detroit, Inc. tribute luncheon with Shannon Lazovski of Glamorous Moms & Detroit Fashion News. I was excited to be able to be in a room full of stylish & notable people from all over the Metro Detroit area.

This afternoon, fashion mavens Linda Dresner & Rosemary Bannon were recognized by Chuck Bennett for their efforts made in the industry. Dresner is best known for her luxury retail shops in both New York and Michigan, while Bannon built her brand working as a fashion consultant and merchandise manager at Himelhoch's. 

The food was delicious & the company was wonderful. I'm so glad I was able to attend! Once I'm able, I'm definitely going to look into becoming an official member of FGI Detroit

Alright, now let's talk about the outfit. I knew that there were going to be some important people at the luncheon today, so I had to make sure I looked just as good as I knew they were going to. After tearing up my room trying to find something nice to wear, and wishing I had the time (and money) to buy a whole new wardrobe, I finally decided on taupe jogger-style pants, a gray top, a blush cropped blazer, and black pointed-toe heels.

I've had these pants for about a year, and this is my first time wearing them. They were kind of an impulsive purchase from Target. They looked cute on the hanger, and when I tried them on I didn't care for them. But of course I couldn't find my receipt to return them, so in my closet they sat. Obviously I'm glad I kept them because Lord knows what I would've ended up putting on today!

The gray top is an oldie-but-goodie, too. I've had it since about my freshman or sophomore year of high school. Since the blazer has so much volume in the front, I wanted the top to fit a tad bit tighter. I had to do the super old school trick of tying the shirt up in the back to achieve that fitted, crop-top look. The blazer was actually given to me by my cousin Ashley some months ago when she was in town visiting from Georgia. She didn't want it anymore, so she saw fit to give it to me (If you're reading this, thanks, girl!). As you guys have read before, I'm very into this blush color right now — I think it looks so perfect on brown skin! 

I think every young lady should have a pair of basic black or nude pumps that they can wear with any outfit. I got these last September, right before my brother's wedding. I tried on maybe three different shoes to go with this look, but I felt the black ones gave it the classic vibe that it needed. 

Overall, I really liked how everything came together. I was definitely one of the more edgily-dressed women in the room, but I think I successfully stood my ground, seeing how I was surrounded by all of these fashion legends! 

I guess this just goes to show that old doesn't always mean "out of style." What are some ways that you pair some of your older pieces in with your newer items? What are some styling tricks that you do to keep your wardrobe looking fresh? I'd love to know!

Outfit Details:

Blazer: Velvet Heart (alternative) // Top: Kirra (alternative)

Pants: Target (alternative) // Heels: Moda